The BBC World Service aims to be the world's first choice amongst international broadcasters. We want to inspire people and illuminate their lives. Our programmes need to support - and build on - our reputation for being authoritative, impartial and accurate. With your help we can achieve all of this...and make the most of our unique ability to bring the world together, making connections and helping listeners make sense of the world. We seek impact and originality.
If you wish to propose ideas to World Service you will need to do so through an in-house department or a registered independent company. World Service has a Registered Suppliers list of Independent Production Companies. We cannot consider ideas from companies not on this register. If you wish to join the Suppliers List please contact Vanessa Morris & Karen Howe, assistants to Tony Phillips. Companies with significant production experience will be considered.
You can find more information about what we are looking for in the 'World Service Commissioning 2013 opportunities' document in the downloads section on this page (n.b. this was updated 21.03.2013 to include change to Offers Round Timetable and a change to duration for The Documentary).
The ''World Service Commissioning Guidelines 2013' download accompanies it for further details on how to submit and World Service guidelines.
However, if you have an idea that you think World Service may be interested in outside of the offers round, you can send a short paragraph to WS Commissioning and we shall respond accordingly.
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